Last Quarter Moon/Taurus Season/Earth Day

LAST QUARTER MOON

IN AQUARIUS
April 26th

The moon in Aquarius squares the Sun in Taurus this Friday. Quarter moons are crossroads or decision points. In astrology, squares prompt change. It is time to clear out in preparation for the new moon / new lunar cycle. If you have the urge to go out and have fun, do it! Keep in mind that Aquarius is unexpected in nature. Nothing pans out the way we think it will. Neither good nor bad, it just is. This is the nature of the quarter moon in Aquarius: to upend our expectations, sometimes with a shock. The quarter moon in Aquarius offers new experiences to get us out of our comfort zones. This could involve travel, or extreme sports, but almost always it involves people. This is the true richness of Aquarius: learning how to see, appreciate and love other humans, fully and genuinely. Aquarius guards humanity and keeps us safe from ignorance and injustice. 
The Last Quarter Moon is all about release. Acknowledge what didn’t work out this cycle and reflect on what needs to be changed. Release the things that no longer serve you. 

TAURUS SEASON!
Happy Birthday to all the Taurus babes out there! This is your time to shine. Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign. April 20th – May 21st the Sun is in the sign of earthly Taurus. Ruled by the sensual planet of Venus, ask yourself: what do I need in order to feel happy, fulfilled and loved? How can I be more open to receiving? Taurus rules the neck, and our throat chakras could all use a little tune-up during this solar cycle. Try some yoga poses to open yours or even a guided meditation to help you speak your truth.
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
We should be living every day like its Earth Day.  But today is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our environmental impacts and how we can move towards a more sustainable future. As Maya Angelo said, “do the best you can until you know better.
Then when you know better, do better.”

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
-Jane Goodall

 

It’s a powerful time to think about how you can give back to the planet! Mother Earth provides us with nourishment, wholeness, and happiness – from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the ground beneath our feet. 

 

10 Ways To Honor and Celebrate the Mother Goddess on Earth Day

1) Nourish yourself

Her simple, yet complex imprint is everywhere, not just in your surroundings, but in you! On your skin and in your eyes. If she is your Earth Mother, then you are her child. Her creation. Commit to truly nourishing yourself today, whether that means getting extra sleep and time to relax, eating healthy organic foods, getting exercise, or taking a candle-lit bath.

2) Seek simplicity

Mother Earth’s calling on our hearts is that we take at least a moment to return to the simple splendor of the natural world. Wherever you are, put down your phone and computer, and take time to just breathe and observe. If you’re indoors, find a window and look to the sky. Allow for a day free from the entanglements of man’s creation and enjoy what is simply beautiful.

3) Take a tour through nature

A simple walk or hike along the beach, through the woods or mountains, or in a city park, makes for a perfect escape into Mother Earth’s creation. Bring a picnic with you! Take notice of her bounty as you go – new saplings blossoming, birds chirping, the sand between your toes, and the coolness of the rain or the warmth of the sun. There is such an intricate and complex design all around us to appreciate and enjoy.

4) Say a prayer for Mother Earth

Our meditations, prayers, and intentions carry powerful energy. By sending our own healing vibration deep down into her core, and sending our words of love and kindness out into the Universe, we can help manifest health and sustainability for our mother planet. Incorporate this prayer into your ritual, as you work with your crystals and other tools to magnify the power of your words.

5) Commit to a day of peace, beauty, and power

Mother Earth is all things beauty, peace, and power. From the quiet of turning leaves, to the pink hues of sunset, to crashes of thunder and lightning, she is an enduring picture of all that we strive for. It is possible for us to embody such magnificence ourselves if we simply commit. Decide to be centered and at peace through your breath, radiate beauty in all you create, and own your power in all that you do. This one is all about your energy from moment to moment.

6) Plant seeds

Go to your local hardware supply store, gardening store, or even the grocery store, and pick up a packet of seeds. Be sure the plant species you choose is able to grow and thrive in the environment where you choose to plant or scatter them. You may wish to combine this one with number 4, and say a prayer for our Earth Mother as you give back.

7) Start a garden

Taking number 6 to another level, if you’ve ever wanted to plant your own garden, Earth Day is a great day to start! Depending on the space and soil you’re working with, you can plant anything from fruit trees and flowers, to herbs and veggies. This is a beautiful way to give back to Mother Earth, while also creating an organic and sustainable source of select herbs and produce for yourself.

8) Clean up your favorite nature spot

Ever notice litter along the path of your favorite beach, park, or mountain escape? Ever wondered ‘who does that?’ and had a yearning to clean it all up? Earth Day is the time to take action. Grab a recycled paper bag, snap on some gloves, and spend an hour or so collecting trash to restore the natural beauty of your go-to nature spot.

9) Adopt a rescue animal

Our furry friends are Mother Earth’s creation too. She loves them and cares for them just like us. If you have space in your life for an animal that needs a forever home, adopting on Earth Day is such a special way to pay it forward. You new fur baby will serve as a reminder of the Earth’s vast and loving creation for years to come.

10) Make a donation toward conservation

As the many and various forms of environmental pollution have become an increasing problem, several non-profit organizations have taken root to counter the damage. In an effort to keep Mother Earth healthy and balanced, join forces with one of these organizations by making a one-time donation, or even signing up for a monthly contribution. 

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